Bits and Pieces

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I didn't have enough color consistent fabric to make the interior lining, but . . . I had an almost big enough piece of rust/gold brocade. I was short 6 more inches to make the lining I needed. Then I thought about it a while, and decided to extend the length of the bottom of the brocade using another scrap of tan/brown grass cloth patterned fabric. It worked great! See photo of the extended lining What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be discouraged if you don't have enough fabric. Improvise by sewing it to another piece of fabric to make it work. "Necessity is the Mother of Invention" I don't know who wrote that, but they were absolutely right on.

What you will need

  • Bits and Pieces: Scraps of Coarse Weave Upholstery Fabric with Leaf Design paired with margins of Faux Leather Alligator Upholstery Fabric. Interior Scrap of Gold and Rust Brocade. Tassle and Bead Zipper Pull
  • 7" London Tan Zipper. Magnetic Snap Closure in Bronze.

Q&A with Shoestring

artangel asked:
Hey Shoestring I looked up your website how very cool!! So you have some hauntings?? And you oil paint?? Wow we have alot in common!! I am an acrylic painter with specialty in glass. I am on etsy..been painting since 1992 and sewing since 1977!! Too many hobbies so little time!
Shoestring answered:
Hi artangel. Can you leave me a clue how I can find your etsy shop on line? Regarding the hauntings in the house . . . ahhhh, that would be correct . . . many, many stories to tell you about our house spirits who are quite clever and funny, not scary.